The development of the U.S. shale industry is still infantile, however the potential output from these shale deposits can potentially ease the U.S. reliance on foreign energy and provide a significant amount of jobs to Americans in an economic downturn.
The Centric Core portfolio seeks to complement other equity investment strategies. It tends to take on less risk and offer slightly less reward than the S&P 500 over time. Most importantly, my own research suggests that it is less correlated to value and growth than the S&P 500 Index, making it a potentially better source of diversification.
Higher risk stocks have a greater expected return than lower risk stocks if investors rationally demand a proportional return for risk. Put another way, the risky long shot should pay off more than the safer favorite. However, there is evidence of a Low Volatility Anomaly possibly arising from behavioral biases leading many investors to over-weight risky stocks and under-weight safer stocks. Academic research into the anomaly contends that a portfolio of low risk stocks may generate higher returns than a portfolio of higher risk stocks. Our Low Beta strategy focuses on stocks that are boring, predictable, and thus more likely overlooked by investors seeking high risk/reward attributes.
The Concentrated Value Portfolio is a portfolio designed to systematically deliver return and risk characteristics of large cap value stocks within the US equity market. The portfolio is implemented using a rules-based optimization approach and offered at a relatively low cost.
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Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Periodic and since and the corresponding spark chart is calculated to the most recent month end date.
Benchmark returns have been calculated by Covestor using a time-weighted calculation of daily index valuations.
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